Monday, April 18, 2016
One of the biggest things talked about is this knowledge in pieces theory. I think this is golden. We as people let alone students learn task and skills and trades in pieces.., so why no apply that to school work? For instance as students complete there undergraduate/graduate course work we take courses in stages that will build off of each other . This allows us to form a strong base knowledge focused on guiding principles and mastered techniques in order to move onto the next stage of topic. These are taken in sequential order rather than just in a myriad of un connected confusing ways. In forming central Ideas Mikeska , Anderson, and Schwartz provide possible the three paramount points of instruction for new teachers to master. These points favor ground rules of the bare bones skeleton that must be accomplished first before teachers can earn style points. 1. Science must be engaging to students. 2. Teachers must have an organized instruction that can hold students attentions. 3. They must be able to understand students prior knowledge. The last point rings very true. If a professor doesn't fully understand the material or how the student arrived at the conclusion then they cannot fully help beak down common misconceptions steer he lesson in the correct manner. Later on in the paper a research study was conducted. The paper details what happens when a teacher began o teach a course to aspiring teachers and the outcomes. Predictably students had assignments ranging from teaching philosophy's to sample lesson plans. Yet what was very intriguing was the multi media approach used in the class. The professor recorded over 40 hours of classroom interaction as well as personal interviews with the students. Through the collection of data some pedagogical traits taken from how teachers thought the best way to provide students with the knowledge to learn were found. The first is the teachers role is provide students the answer. The second is to provide students information that leads them up to the correct answer. The third a good model includes scientific terms. While the last was a children as creative thinkers method. The final thing point that stuck me in this reading was the creativity index that should be applied to knowledge based learning. If we can instill this knowledge in our young thinkers I believe this modeling based learning can be a very big success.